out of line

idiom

informal
: beyond what is reasonable or allowable : not right or appropriate
Your behavior is out of line.
These prices are way out of line.

Examples of out of line in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some Centauros also have a laser-warning system to alert the crew if they’re being painted by the targeting lasers used for guidance by Russian anti-tank missiles—giving them a chance to discharge smoke grenades and move out of line of sight. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 31 May 2023 Still, the notion of growing the size of the court has gained popularity among liberals who feel many of its conservative outcomes in major cases are out of line with the American mainstream. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 10 Feb. 2023 That excuse did little to satisfy the more than 100,000 fans who were kicked out of line during the bot attack, and even Swift spoke out blaming the company. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 24 Jan. 2023 In Texas, law enforcement officials often tell travelers to get out of line, lock their guns in their cars and return to try to catch their flights. Arkansas Online, 24 Sep. 2022 The number of problems PGE has disclosed to regulators is out of line with other wind farms. The Oregonian - OregonLive.com, 27 Aug. 2022 Will the women who were out of line try to mend fences? oregonlive, 13 July 2022 Miss Manners might have some sympathy for an establishment receiving conflicting feedback on subjective criteria, but these replies suggest that your reactions are out of line. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 2 July 2022 Shares of Mitsui and Mitsubishi in Tokyo dropped more than 5% on Friday following the announcement, a fall that was out of line with other market movements. Robert Hart, Forbes, 1 July 2022

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“Out of line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20line. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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